Rachel Payne Karasick

Research Interests

Focus: academic libraries; technology and society; library leadership

1. leveraging the collective impact of libraries and archives to share resources and drive the information market, open source technologies, and open access initiatives and resources

2. community building projects, including support for makerspaces, meaningful workforce development, and revitalizing humanities programming in libraries

3. critical information literacy, with attention to deconstructing authority, evaluation of the information life-cycle, and engaging students in interest-driven learning

4. union and labor organizing history of academic and city-funded public libraries